Emailed September 9, 2020
Today, Red River College received notification of a positive COVID-19 case involving a worker with one of the sub-contractors at the Innovation Centre construction site.
The College immediately informed RRC employees who regularly work at the construction site, and sent them home to self-isolate and contact officials at Health Links. The construction site was immediately closed for deep cleaning and all workers on site were sent home.
Public Health advised our primary contractor that the risk of exposure to our employees – or any of the workers on site at the Innovation Centre – was extremely low in this instance. However, out of an abundance of caution we activated our response plan to ensure for the ongoing health and safety of our College community.
We continue to work closely with the construction companies to ensure the site is disinfected before work resumes. Because the situation is limited to the construction site, and no other College facilities, it will not affect the delivery of our programs and services at any of our campuses.
I know how distressing and concerning any news related to COVID-19 can be, however, it’s important that we keep our community informed about any cases that are connected to the College as the safety and health of our College community is our first priority. We are maintaining close contact with our employees at the Innovation Centre construction site and are supporting them every step of the way.
Red River College continues to work closely with Manitoba Public Health to ensure that we have the necessary health and safety measures in-place to keep you safe while on-campus. This notification is part of those processes to keep you informed. If updates are necessary, they will be provided as they are available and will be sent through email, and will be shared online at www.rrc.ca/coronavirus
Thank you for your ongoing support and commitment to keep our College community safe. As we continue to live with COVID-19 please remember to stay home if sick, wash or sanitize your hands frequently and if you’re coming to campus, remember to wear a mask.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Safety and Health Services at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Human Resource Officer